How to Get Prescribed Ritalin By Your Doctor, and How to Use Ritalin Properly to Minimize Side Effects
The way of how to get Prescribed Ritalin by your Doctor can be difficult for some individuals, as if you don’t actually have legitimate ADD, ADHD, or Narcolepsy, it can feel next to impossible to convince your doctor to write you a prescription for Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine, or other related ADHD medications. The following blog post will look at exactly what you are going to need to tell your doctor in order to get your hands on a prescription for Ritalin, will tell you what the major ADD and ADHD symptoms are going to look like so that you can relay them to your doctor in a way that is effective, and will give you the rundown of my own personal experience with using my MD doctor to get my hands on a prescription for Ritalin. While I actually have a pretty bad case of ADD, it is entirely true that it was no easy task for me to get my hands on an ADHD medication, especially some of the stronger ones that I am currently using like Adderall or Ritalin, since I was not diagnosed with ADHD until I was about 18 years old, and since most that are diagnosed with ADD or ADHD typically start with it in youth, it was much harder to get my hands on a prescription for the medication, but alas, I got the job done, and this blog post will show you how you can too! For more information on Ritalin, Adderall, how to get your doctor to Prescribe you Ritalin or Adderall, and a whole host of other similar and related Nootropics and online Smart Drugs found on the web, be sure to subscribe to our blog for a free sample of Nootropics worth over fifty dollars, and to comment down below with your thoughts and opinions on the article, and we’ll get back to you within one business day with a response.
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What is Ritalin, and How to Get Prescribed Ritalin By Your Doctor?
Ritalin is an extremely powerful ADHD psychostimulant medication, and is second only to Adderall in popularity, potency and effectiveness, although it is actually an entirely different molecule and drug than Adderall is. Adderall, the most popular ADHD medication currently on the market, with over 35,000,000 prescriptions written every single year (that’s over 1 Billion pills! America really is on Adderall, and that’s not even including all of the other medications!) and it is dextroamphetamine, the active ingredient in medications such as Dexedrine, Desoxyn, and other similar and related medications as well. While Ritalin feels very similar to this, as it is something of an amphetamine-based drug itself, it is actually called ‘Methylphenidate” which is a potent stimulant drug that acts almost like an amphetamine does in the brain, but that some say has a “cleaner” effect on the user, and that is less addictive. As a patient who has previously taken both drugs, I can say that for me Adderall is hands down the better medication, for my own personal chemistry that is, but that Ritalin is fairly close. The reason I didn’t like Ritalin over Adderall, is that with Ritalin, I felt like my social skills were effected, and I felt that I was almost robotic, as well as drowsy, while taking the drug. With Adderall, it was the opposite effect, and the drug in fact made me even more extroverted than I otherwise normally would be.
With regards to how to get Prescribed Ritalin by your doctor, it is actually a lot more simple than you might think, and with a little bit of hard work, some rehearsal, some simple tactics, and a few tricks of the trade that I used in order to get myself a prescription for both Adderall and Ritalin from my doctor, you’ll be able to gauge for yourself exactly what you should do in order to get your hands on a script.
How Long Does Ritalin Last In The Brain, and How to Use Ritalin for Best Effectiveness
I’ll be very brief on the topic of how long Ritalin lasts in the human brain, mainly because I have written on this topic at length in another section of this blog. It does typically last however around 4 to 6 hours on a standard dosage, and is kind of a pain in the ass sometimes because it only lasts about 1/3 to ½ of the day, and as such you are forced to continually re dose throughout the day, hence why I recommended the Focalin earlier in this blog post. Getting prescribed Ritalin from your doctor, whether you actually have ADHD or not, or whether you have a prior diagnosis for ADD or ADHD or not, is no easy feat, and this blog post will serve to give you the real of what happened when I went in and attempted to get Ritalin prescribed for myself from my doctor. With that being said, if you wanna learn how to get Ritalin, and don’t feel like reading a plug about what Nootropics are similar to Ritalin, except that you can purchase these legally, skip the next paragraph and move on to the next😊
How Does Ritalin Compare to Other Nootropic Products?
Before we get into the meat of this blog post, I just want to quickly say that there are a number of Nootropic products that are fairly similar to Ritalin in effects (probably not allowed to say that but whatever, this whole blog likely isn’t up to code anyways) including Adrafinil (affects similar receptors in the brain), Phenylpiracetam (also affects dopamine and focus), Noopept, Piracetam, Aniracetam and Choline, as these can all stimulate brain function to a significant degree, and are each entirely legal to buy over the counter on the internet, provided that you are in the United States, Canada, Mexico, or basically any country besides the United Kingdom, where the psychoactive substances ban has outlawed these in the country. And so without further ado, let’s get down to the real meat and potatoes of this blog post.
How to Use Ritalin Properly, and How to Get Prescribed Ritalin from Your Doctor If You Don’t Actually Have ADD or ADHD
The way of how to get prescribed Ritalin from your doctor in the proper and most likely manner, whether you actually have ADD or ADHD, or whether you don’t, is as follows. As a quick disclaimer, I have done this a few times with different types of ADHD medications, but I actually have ADD, diagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder, and have had it ever since I was a kid, which made it a tad different for me, not that it won’t work for either scenario, since it is very similar regardless. My one piece of advice to you, of which is discussed in great detail throughout this blog post, is that you should go to an MD, instead of an Psychiatrist or a Psychologist, and the reason for this is that it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to get this stuff from a legitimate shrink without a large amount of stress, money and time involved.
I actually had my own personal University psychologist tell me this, as when I went in to ask for my Adderall prescription back sometime around final exams week, she told me that it was likely going to take at least 6 weeks and cost $1000.00 to do the testing, and that even then they look at such a broad spectrum of issues, problems and lifestyle issues within the ADHD spectrum, that there was no guarantee that I was going to get the prescription back, even with a prior diagnosis for the disorder. With that in mind, I Google searched the nearest MD’s to me, and I decided that I would pick the one that cost the most money, one that I found that cost about $50 a month and didn’t need insurance, as I figured that they would likely be wanting to profit off of their clients, and that they in fact would be more giving to whatever it was that their patients wanted from them, within reason. I figured that giving someone a prescription for Adderall, who had already had a previous diagnosis while a teenager in High School, would likely be enough to justify getting an Adderall prescription, and I was totally right, as within about 30 minutes of stepping foot into the doctor’s office, I had my Adderall prescription in hand once again…couldn’t even believe how easy it was.
How Long Does Ritalin Last After You Get Prescribed Ritalin?
So, in short, if you have a prior diagnosis and can find a chill doctor who gets paid by the patient, then this is likely to happen for you. However if you don’t already have a previous diagnosis for ADD or ADHD, or cannot find an MD in your area that won’t suit this criteria for some reason, than you are most likely going to need to do some strategic planning, and are going to need to get crafty, which brings me to my next anecdote for this scenario. The way of how to get your doctor to prescribe you Ritalin, whether or not you have ADHD or ADD or not, as in my opinion it is entirely irrelevant, as all that matters is what’s on paper, is fairly straight forward, and while I can’t give you a whole lot of advice for getting this drug from your psychologist without a prescription, as this is likely going to be incredibly difficult and risky, I can tell you exactly what to do with your MD, line by line, just in case you don’t have a prior diagnosis, or if you have a strict MD that you get stuck with.
The next paragraph is going to go into my experience, step by step, of what happened when I was in High School, and had to BS my way through in order to get my hands on a prescription for Adderall, even though I had no prior diagnosis. Bear in mind that I likely have a very mild form of ADD, or at least that’s what the doctor’s tell me, and that I had parents who went into the doctor’s office with me who were anti-medication that were basically blocking me the whole time, and yet I still eventually left that office with a 30mg Adderall XR prescription in hand, a crafty high schooler I must have been.
The gist of the strategy is that you are going to want to convince your doctor that you are ADD (don’t say ADHD as it’s easier to prove due to the hyperactivity element of it, whereas ADD is extremely hard to prove since it is literally 100% all in your head) that you have had it literally your entire life, and that it is screwing up your quality of life and causing you an extreme amount of problems in day to day life, whether it is work, school (tell them you’re failing your classes) your career (tell them you keep blurting shit out and not focusing and that you are at risk of being fired and moving back into your mom as a 30 year old man, trust me he’ll help you out..no one likes hearing that that’s happening to someone), keep the strategy along these lines, and act like you need “help” rather than being aggressive towards getting the medication, is going to be your best bet at actually getting your hands on it.
How to Get Prescribed Ritalin vs How to Get Prescribed Adderall vs How to Get Prescribed Focalin, Do You Need a Different Tactic for Each Medication?
And now on to the good stuff, how to get prescribed Ritalin by your doctor, or Adderall, or Focalin, or Dexedrine, or whatever the heck it is you want with a blend of 1. Caution and 2. Being Impetuous and knowing when to attack! What I mean by this, is that when I originally got my first prescription for Adderall, I wanted Adderall XR specifically, as I knew that it worked. When I went to the first appointment, he started talking about how he thought that Ritalin was the best ADHD drug by far, (before changing his mind to Focalin, since it is essentially Ritalin XR, or what turned out to be complete and utter crap…at least for me) before saying “but I’ll give you Adderall if you want it.” I wasn’t sure if that was a test, or if that would set off a red flag if I had said “yeah give me the Adderall we’ll try that one” (man how cool that would’ve been to have just grabbed it though right?) so I said something along the lines of “no no you’re the doctor, whatever you think is best, I don’t even know what the heck any of this is besides what I’ve read on the internet” saying that rather than “YES GIVE ME THE ADDERALL NAUGH” may have led me to a crappy Focalin prescription, but it also gave me something else, the trust of the doctor’s office, meaning that they didn’t think I was trying anything fishy just to get medication, the fact that my parents were supporting the ADD thing also helped this mindset go along.
How to Get Prescribed Ritalin from an MD
So after this what I basically did was, waited about a month, told him the Focalin was crap, and went back in for a prior appointment. At this point they had already established that I had ADD, so that was already in the bag, and they had established that medication was likely the best option for me. They said that the side effects I was having from the Methylphenidate, or the Ritalin based medication, likely meant that I didn’t respond to it, and that an amphetamine-based medication was likely going to be my best case-scenario, and guess what the most popular amphetamine-based ADHD medication on the market is, ADDERALL! So having narrowed down my odds to about a 50/50 chance by simple process of elimination (he wasn’t going to give me another Ritalin-based medication, so it was either going to be an Adderall prescription or nothing at all, and luckily for me I had a chill doctor who was willing to take the risk on Adderall, as he was an ADHD patient himself, and got what I had wanted, Adderall XR 30mg capsules, your own personal experience may vary.
Moral of the story however, is that when trying to get Adderall, Ritalin, Dexedrine, or whatever drug specifically that you want for ADD or ADHD, is to take whatever the heck the guy gives you, and then bounce around the ADHD medication cornucopia once he has it written on the books to 100% guarantee that you ARE now an ADHD patient and that you require ADD OR ADHD MEDICATION! Don’t take chances, this is your life that you have to live, and if you think that you have ADD or ADHD, or something related like fatigue that Adderall, Ritalin, or other ADHD drugs can help you with, then don’t wait, go out and get it no matter the cost!
How to Get Prescribed Ritalin from your Psychiatrist, and Why This Is Going to Be Significantly Harder
Okay so now that we’ve established with fair precedent that getting ADD or ADHD medication from an MD is fairly likely depending on the doctor you go to (you only get limited chances at this, so make sure to pick a doctor that is lenient right off the bat, online reviews, testimonials, and finding out whether or not it is a for profit business, as these will tell you how likely the doctor is to give you what you want. The reason that you want to go to an MD and not a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist, include the following:
- Money-By going to an MD rather than a Psychiatrist, you go from what would be a $1000 ADHD exam, and likely some strain on your insurance limits, to probably $50-$100 a month, if even that much, an appointment with a general practitioner is usually going to be MUCH less nerve wrecking than with a psychologist or a psychiatrist, as psych appointments tend to make you feel like you’re a nut, or that the doctor is analyzing the heck out of you or reading your mind or something, MD is much less intrusive and a lot less creepy.
- Likelihood of Getting Prescribed ADHD Medication-The likelihood of getting prescribed Adderall or Ritalin from your doctor when you go to a laid back MD, or heck even a strict MD, rather than a psychologist, is significantly higher, especially in comparison to a shrink. The reason is that the psychologist that you go to for how to get prescribed Ritalin from your doctor, is legally obligated to follow a certain set of rules and regulations, and as a result of this, is also going to psychoanalyze you for like an hour each appointment before writing you another prescription, something that, if you’re just trying to get some Ritalin to get through exams, or to make Excel spreadsheets faster so that you can impress your boss at work, isn’t necessarily going to be what you want to do.
- Time Investment-As stated above, getting an appointment with a psychiatrist, actually going through all the paperwork, the 1 hour long appointments every month, the 6 week long ADHD tests, follow up phone calls and scheduling new appointments, not worth it, tons of time out of your life that you’ll never get back, just give the MD a shot at the very least before doing this.
- Less Likelihood of Possible Issues With The Doctor-With the psychiatrist or the psychologist, if he or she thinks that you’re lying, that’s an absolute nightmare for you, as they’ll report you due to the legal obligation that they have to do so, they are also going to be analyzing every single nook and cranny of your moves, assuming initially that you’re probably some type of mental illness patient if you’re in their office in the first place. With the MD, you are simply a private citizen that is going to a doctor’s appointment, simple as that!
- Easier on Your Insurance/Less Frequent Appointments-As far as this goes, it is fairly self-exclamatory, and in my own personal experience on this matter, as you can read in more detail above, you can sometimes get your Adderall or Ritalin prescription, or whatever the heck kind of ADHD medication that it is that you want, with relative ease, and sometimes if you get lucky even inside of one appointment! More on how to get prescribed Ritalin by your doctor in the later subheadings!
How to Get Prescribed Ritalin From Your Doctor, and Why Going to an MD Over an Psychologist or a Psychiatrist Is Always Going to Be Your Best Bet
The way of how to get prescribed Ritalin by your doctor when we’re talking about an MD vs a Psychiatrist is extremely different, and in fact if you’re reading this blog post, I urge you to go to an MD in order to get the job done for this. There are quite frankly some extreme differences between how you need to go about getting a prescription for ADHD medication if you are going to an MD, which is just a standard Doctor’s office, and of how you need to approach this if you are trying to learn how to get prescribed Ritalin from your Doctor, or Adderall, or any ADHD medication for that matter, as each method is entirely different. I would say to only use a psychologist if you absolutely have to, as an MD is always more likely to give you the medication that you want, with less scrutiny and openness in the process.
Final Thoughts On How to Get Prescribed Ritalin from your Doctor, and Things to Consider Before Doing This
The way of how to get prescribed Ritalin by your doctor is going to vary significantly from person to person, from doctor to doctor, and from reason to reason, meaning the purpose that you are trying to get Ritalin prescribed for, whether it is ADHD, ADD, Narcolepsy, chronic fatigue or depression, all reasons that Ritalin can be prescribed for by a doctor. Do your research before the appointment, find a reliable and laid back MD doctor on the internet before you go to the appointment, and at the very least visualize what the appointment is likely to look like before going in, just to prepare yourself as much as possible. You wouldn’t go into a final exam without having prepared, and this is no different. For more information on Ritalin, how to get prescribed Ritalin by your doctor, and a host of other similar and related Nootropics and Smart Drug topics found on the web, be sure to subscribe to our blog for a free sample of Nootropics worth over fifty dollars, and to comment down below with your thoughts and opinions on the article, and we’ll get back to you within one business day with a response. Until next time, you heard it first right here at Nootropics University.
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